Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

“What we think, we become” -- Buddha

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely researched and used evidence-based psychotherapy that has been found to be effective with numerous issues, symptoms, and settings. CBT is more present-focused and helps equip the individual with specific coping strategies. 

 

In CBT, the therapist helps the client to understand how their thought patterns and behaviors are shaping their feelings and impacting their life. CBT works to identify and investigate faulty and destructive beliefs about one’s self and the world, and learning how to reevaluate and counter these thought patterns. CBT also works towards recognizing unhealthy learned behaviors, and using techniques to take action in overcoming obstacles and creating change.  

 

CBT is more structured and directive than traditional psychotherapy. CBT actively teaches specific exercises and coping skills as well as may incorporate homework for practicing the techniques between sessions.